Toronto Expands Anaerobic Digestion Of Source Separated Organics
The City of Toronto’s new anaerobic digester, the Disco Road Organics Processing Facility, has capacity to process about 83,000 tons/year of residential source separated organics (SSO).

Canada’s largest city started up its second digester to manage SSO collected from the residential sector, and is expanding capacity at its original facility.
Peter Gorrie
BioCycle February 2015, Vol. 56, No. 2, p. 40

San Diego Hotel Goes Big On Sustainability
All containers and carts are brought to a central food waste collection area where they are emptied into a 20-cy solar-powered compactor, which utilizes about 50 percent less energy than a standard compactor.

Hotel with over 1,000 guest rooms is diverting close to 400 tons annually of preconsumer food trimmings and postconsumer food scraps.
Ana Carvalho
BioCycle February 2015, Vol. 56, No. 2, p. 30

Mountain Town Zeros In On Food Scraps Diversion
The tipping fee at the PCSWC for organics is $35/ton (compared with $52/ton for standard trash).

“SCRAPS”— a joint program between the City of Aspen and Pitkin County, Colorado — is an example of how motivation and collaboration can propel organics diversion within a municipality.
Nate Clark
BioCycle February 2015, Vol. 56, No. 2, p. 20

Composting, Zero Waste On NYC’s Governors Island
Volunteers assist with mixing foods scraps from New York City’s Greenmarkets with an equal amount of preblended carbon amendment to create an aerated static pile. Earth Matter NY cofounder Marisa DeDominicis in on right.

Earth Matter NY, located on Governors Island in New York Harbor, operates a Compost Learning Center, training programs, zero waste initiatives and a community composting site. Part V
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 35

Food Recovery In San Diego
With 14.8 percent of the San Diego region in the food insecure individuals category, increasing food donation is an integral part of the city’s organics program.

Source reduction, diverting for reuse and composting are the best combined practices for food scraps management. This article highlights food donation potential in the City of San Diego.
Ana Carvalho
BioCycle March 2013, Vol. 54, No. 3, p. 33

Next Frontier Of Organics Recycling In California
The Clean World anaerobic digester installation at the South Area Transfer Station in Sacramento is designed to process 100 tons/day of source separated organics.

To achieve its 75 percent goal, CalRecycle estimates California will need to move about
22 million more tons of organics and other recyclables from disposal to recycling annually.
Caroll Mortensen
BioCycle March 2013, Vol. 54, No. 3, p. 29